Apple is all set to unveil the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 tonight. The special event will be held in Cupertino, in Apple’s all new ‘spaceship’ campus. Apart from the new iPhone, Apple is also expected to reveal information on some more products, like the Apple TV and Apple Watch. However, this is not all. Apple fans are also excited about the new venue where Apple will host the event. In a first, Apple is holding its launch event at the brand new Steve Jobs Theater. The underground area overlooks the main ‘spaceship’ campus called Apple Park. Earlier, the company used to hold its events at the San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium or its Infinite Look campus. Steve Jobs used to be the centre of attraction until the time he used to launch the iPhones, and now a theatre dedicated to his vision will take the centre stage. Here’s what you may or may not know about the new Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus.
Steve Jobs Theater is a 1000-seat auditorium which has been named after the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. It is located atop a hill, at one of the highest points within the huge 175-acre Apple Park campus. The Apple press release had said: “To honor his memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater.” The entrance of the auditorium sits underneath a silver disk held by a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder. A Bloomberg report said the theater occupies four underground stories, two staircases and stadium that can accommodate up to 1000 guests. The theater has a rotating elevator and a sliding wall to reveal a product demo area. It’s being reported that the theater has leather seats that have been estimated to cost Apple about $14,000. Apple’s new “spaceship” campus – also known as Apple Park- is estimated to cost as many as $5 billion.
Last week, construction photos of the Steve Jobs Theater were leaked by the Brazilian, Apple-focused blog Mac Magazine. British firm Foster + Partners had designed the new ‘spaceship’ campus. Watch the video here:
Apple plans to move over 12,000 of its employees to its new ring-shaped campus. The campus is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy and will include 17 megawatts of rooftop solar. Apple Park will be the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world.